André Corsini was born with Florence in 1302, within the famous family of Corsini (one their descendants will become the Pope Clément XII). He carried out a tumultuous youth and dissolue, but, frightened and upset by what his/her mother told him one day in connection with an event of before her birth, he took the dress of the Carmélites, and lived then a life of great penitence and austerity.
On its return, he became the Apostle of Florence, and was regarded as a prophet and a miracle-worker. It was had a presentiment of to be a bishop of Fiesole, but, refusing the honor of this load, it flees, and was found some time later by a child with Enna and ends finally up accepting.
During its episcopate, it multiplied his penitences and its mortifications, took great care of the poor, and was a large conciliator, especially when it was sent as a papal legate, with Bologna to reconcile the nobility and the people then in conflict.
After twelve years with the head of évêché, he died in 1373 at the 71 years age. While it celebrated the Midnight mass in Christmas 1372, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, by saying to him that it would leave this low world with the festival of the Épiphanie, on January 6th, which was the case.
VenerationThere were as well miracles attested after its death as the Pope Eugene IV accepted than it to him is returned a worship. But he was officially canonized only in 1629 by the Pope Urbain VIII.
Its festival was fixed at the February 4th .
At the beginning of the 18th century, the Pope Clément XII, which had been born Laurent Corsini, made set up in the Basilique Midsummer's Day of Lateran to Rome a furnace bridge dedicated with his saint relative.
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